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Factorial Invariance of the Body Image Anxiety Scale Questionnaire on Health and Social Sciences Mexican College Students
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages: 44-50
Received: Oct. 28, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 18, 2016; Published: Dec. 21, 2016
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Martha Ornelas, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Luis H. Blanco, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Jose Rene Blanco, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Miguel Conchas Ramirez, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Judith M. Rodriguez-Villalobos, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Abstract
The present study analyzes the psychometric properties of the Body Image Anxiety Scale (BIAS) trait-version test on Health and Social Sciences college students. The total sample included 1,113 participants: 524 Health Sciences students and 589 Social Sciences students with an average age of 18.20 years (SD=0.72) and 18.24 years (SD=0.74) respectively. The exploratory and confirmatory factorial analyses showed a viable and adequate bifactorial structure for both, Health Sciences and Social Sciences, populations according to the established psychometric requirements set when the informants are the students themselves. Furthermore, the factorial structure, loads, and intercepts are invariant in both groups; nevertheless, there are average weight differences between both populations.
Keywords
Anxiety, Factorial Structure, Measurement Invariance, Multi-Sample Confirmatory Factorial Analysis
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Martha Ornelas, Luis H. Blanco, Jose Rene Blanco, Miguel Conchas Ramirez, Judith M. Rodriguez-Villalobos, Factorial Invariance of the Body Image Anxiety Scale Questionnaire on Health and Social Sciences Mexican College Students, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 44-50. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20160506.12
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